The Hereford & Borders Harness Racing Club had intended to open their season at Home Farm, Allensmore on Sunday 19th June 2016 but the rain sabotaged the meeting and all the hard preparation work. With a much better weather forecast this weekend the ‘Sunday Quaternate’ becomes a 'Sunday Trilogy' with further meetings scheduled for the 17th July and the 14th August. The Racing Horse intends to cover all three meetings giving a preview of what to expect and then a review on the following Monday.
Those who come to Allensmore will receive a warm welcome. The fantastic stewardship of the course and meetings manage to create its own unique and special atmosphere. The H&BHRC provide racing that is affordable and enjoyable to everyone, whether competitor or spectator.
Early indications suggest that Home Farm has attracted a stack of runners and some good horses and have framed 8 races around them - these start at 2pm. Before that we have 26 qualifiers and these will probably be split into 4 heats and start at 1pm. A short break will be held after Race 4 for a Young Driver’s Pony Parade. Entries will be taken on the day so please support if you can. The races proper include:
ALLENSMORE HARNESS RACING 10th JULY 2016
Race 1: ROBERT MILLICHAP MEMBERS HANDICAP MILE
Race 2: WESLEY JONES AND JACKIE MAGUIRE MAIDEN MILE
Race 3: MARTIN ROBERTS MAIDEN MILE
Race 4: ALAN PLANT MEMORIAL C CLASS DRIVERS PACE
Young Driver's Pony Parade
Race 5: HAPPY BIRTHDAY CAILAN MORRIS NOVICE PACE
Race 6: DAVE SEALE GRADE 1 PACE
Race 7: NICK POWELL GRADE 1 TO 3 HANDICAP PACE
Race 8: JIM LAWRENCE GRADE 3 TO 12 HANDICAP PACE
.Entrance to the course is on the side of the A465 Hereford to Abergavenny Road. There will be a bar and refreshments with bookmakers in attendance. The cost is £8 per person but the under 14's and car parking is FREE..
Lights – Camera – ACTION. Let’s hope the weather relents and we can bid you WELCOME to the first (hopefully) of 3 meetings under BHRC rules planned for the Lawrence family’s wonderful circuit here at Allensmore.
If you are new to the sport of harness racing and would like to know more about the technical stuff, please don’t be afraid to ask – we love our horses and what we do. Most harness racing people can chat to Olympic standard!
Industrial strength CONGRATULATIONS to all H&B members who have been making their mark this season, but very particularly to Jo and Kim Alman who won an Aberystwyth heat and Final last weekend with Sun Glasses Ron - fellow member Lee Price and Llwyns Delight were runners up – and this partnership had already grabbed the glory with a recent Cilmery heat and final victory.
We hope to see you on 17th July and 14th August and do not forget the Pembridge Show on Saturday.
Stella Havard (Comfy Chair)
Hereford & Borders Harness Racing
HR2 9AJ (GRID REF SO 4637)
(By kind permission of the Lawrence family)
Future fixtures include:
Sunday 17th July 2015 (2pm)
Sunday 14th August 2015 (2pm)
If any reader has news or pertinence to the meetings then please send it to firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can include in the postings. Our intention is to raise awareness of harness racing in the region so welcome any help we can get.
Regional Steward: Roland Pugh
Stewards: Lisa Knott, Nick Powell, MR Brooks, Victor Lane, David Seale, Wesley Jones,
Tim East, Jeff & Margaret Langford, Ivor Stokle
BHRC Stewards: Jackie Maguire, Bret Strickland, Lisa Knott
Judges: Messrs: Mr Jim Lawrence, MBE, Mr Dai Arch, Mr John Harris
Commentator: Mr Richy Evans
Chairperson: Ms Stella Havard
Raceday Secretary: Lisa Knott
Starter: Wesley Jones
Timekeeper: Mr Roland Pugh
Veterinary Officer: Hay Veterinary Group
Official Farrier: Andre Gilbert 07944 286756
Race Framers: Mr David Edwards and Mr Keith Thomas
Medical: Mac McArthur
ALL RACES TIMED OVER 1 MILE BOOKMAKERS IN ATTENDANCE
No unauthorised person allowed on the track or in the paddock area.
Please obey the instructions of the stewards of the meeting.
Please use the rubbish bins provided
Rosettes for this meeting are kindly sponsored by Mr Robert Richards and Family
HBHRC would like to thank everyone for their continued support at Allensmore